15.10.2018 12:00:46 | Simon Luger
Since 2010 I ride Daytona brand products - here now my experience with motorcycle boots with Gore-Tex Since April 2010 and about 60,000 kilometers ridden: I used Daytona Journey XCR for about 40.000 km - then list price 249,-- €, selling price 219,-- € (04/2010), Daytona Travel Star GTX for about 20.000 km - then list price 349,-- €, selling price 319,-- € (02/2018). Here the facts of the order: Before buying the boots I informed myself in the Internet as well as with a call at Daytona directly and received very good information for this. Finally I bought the Daytona Journey in a Polo-Store and the Travel Star GTX in a clearance sale at a BMW dealer in the web shop. Fit/wear comfort: The summer boots Journey were super comfortable and very fast to put on right from the start. With the Velcro fastener this is simply an ideal thing, in addition the entrance is super comfortable. With the Travel Start GTX it's a bit different. The entrance is very comfortable, but only if all zippers are open. I had sent the boots back to Daytona at the beginning of the use to widen them, because I came in loosely, but the main zippers were simply not closed. This was much better after the widening and meanwhile, after a lot of use, this is no longer a problem at all. It's a pity that I got an invoice from Daytona for this, if I had imagined a good service to get it for free. Weather protection: Absolutely TOP - even the Journey XCR keep your feet dry and tight during heavy downpours! Of course, these are not suitable for very low temperatures due to their design. They are rather summer boots. I had only 1 x water in my boots during the whole time, but that was a cloudburst and the water ran rather from above into the boots, the membrane was always tight in any case. With the Travel Star GTX boots I don't worry at all, the way they are built you can also run in the water without water penetrating. Cold protection also at the toes very well. Safety: how it has to be! Summary positively noticed: - Fabrics and materials very comfortable - Absoulte waterproof - Reflective stripes - Very high stability - Ankle protectors fit very well - Comfortable fit - Customer service even after a few years - Very high quality zips - Climate in boots good - TOP workmanship - Journey also ideal for running - Country of manufacture Germany. Not so good: - With the GTX very cumbersome handling with the zippers - With the GTX fastener of the zippers only with "force" possible - Partly only in black available - no signal colors - Price Result: Very high-quality boots - both can be seen as TOP product. Very good, full seat, high comfort on tours and best fall protection. Not cheap - but worth the price! Ulrich Hofmann, Germany
Since 2010 I ride Daytona brand products - here now my experience with motorcycle boots with Gore-Tex Since April 2010 and about 60,000 kilometers ridden: I used Daytona Journey XCR for about 40.000 km - then list price 249,-- €, selling price 219,-- € (04/2010), Daytona Travel Star GTX for about 20.000 km - then list price 349,-- €, selling price 319,-- € (02/2018). Here the facts of the order: Before buying the boots I informed myself in the Internet as well as with a call at Daytona directly and received very good information for this. Finally I bought the Daytona Journey in a Polo-Store and the Travel Star GTX in a clearance sale at a BMW dealer in the web shop. Fit/wear comfort: The summer boots Journey were super comfortable and very fast to put on right from the start. With the Velcro fastener this is simply an ideal thing, in addition the entrance is super comfortable. With the Travel Start GTX it's a bit different. The entrance is very comfortable, but only if all zippers are open. I had sent the boots back to Daytona at the beginning of the use to widen them, because I came in loosely, but the main zippers were simply not closed. This was much better after the widening and meanwhile, after a lot of use, this is no longer a problem at all. It's a pity that I got an invoice from Daytona for this, if I had imagined a good service to get it for free. Weather protection: Absolutely TOP - even the Journey XCR keep your feet dry and tight during heavy downpours! Of course, these are not suitable for very low temperatures due to their design. They are rather summer boots. I had only 1 x water in my boots during the whole time, but that was a cloudburst and the water ran rather from above into the boots, the membrane was always tight in any case. With the Travel Star GTX boots I don't worry at all, the way they are built you can also run in the water without water penetrating. Cold protection also at the toes very well. Safety: how it has to be! Summary positively noticed: - Fabrics and materials very comfortable - Absoulte waterproof - Reflective stripes - Very high stability - Ankle protectors fit very well - Comfortable fit - Customer service even after a few years - Very high quality zips - Climate in boots good - TOP workmanship - Journey also ideal for running - Country of manufacture Germany. Not so good: - With the GTX very cumbersome handling with the zippers - With the GTX fastener of the zippers only with "force" possible - Partly only in black available - no signal colors - Price Result: Very high-quality boots - both can be seen as TOP product. Very good, full seat, high comfort on tours and best fall protection. Not cheap - but worth the price! Ulrich Hofmann, Germany